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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1951, Mason City, Iowa                                North lowot Doily Newspaper CITY GLOBEGAZETTE TMI NIWSPAPII THAT MAKIS ALL MOUTH I 0 W A N S M 11 6 M 0 ft SN HOME EDITION VOL LV1I Aiwciatcd Prcu United Full Lww MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 1951 Paper at Two turn One Mans Opinion A ly W EARL HALL Managing Editor Communism and Early Christianity THE extent of the spread of communism in the 34 years it took over in a defeated and bankrupt Russia has caused all of us to wonder at times whether there is init anything that appeals to mans religious yearnings Its adherents do seem possessed of a pronounced fervor zeal Some have even gone so far in their speculation along this line as to draw a parallel between the communism of Lenin and Stalin and the early days of the Chris tian church And at the me say that the deeper they dip into this subject the more obvious it is that the re semblance between communism and the early church is apparent rather than real A British friend of mine Gra ham Hutton took a long look fat this whole matter and came up withwhat I consider the most profound andscholarly report yet made on subject A copy of it reached me from London It bore the personal greetings of the author penned on a margin About the Author This visit with you is going to concern itself with that report Bu1 before I enter into it I think it would add to your interest to know a little about the man from whom I shall be quoting at some length During the war years Graham Hutton was director of the Brit ish information services in Chi cago It was during that time that I came to know him He visited me visited him During my time as war correspondent in Europe I was entertained by sev eral of his London friends Before coming to his American assignment Mr Hutton was on the staff of the University of Lon don as an economist and he was importantly associated with The Economist one of the worlcts most highly rated magazines in that field At the conclusion of his 4 or 5 year touryof duty in the United States Mr Hutton turned a book titled Midwest at Noon It was a clearcut picture anda penetrating interpretation of the states which cluster about Chicago in all directions Learning From an Outsider Its acurious fact that thisotit sider in his relatively brief con ta ct with Iowa Illinois Wisconsin and the other midwestern states couldend up telling us native sons about our own land And yet thats exactly what was done west at Noon So much for back ground The first part of theButton reply to the Is Com munism Like the Early Church is given over to brushing away the mists which obscured the first two and a half centuries of Chris tianity This isnt easy for the rea son that much of the writing of that period was done by zealots incapable of distinguishing be tween wish and fact But Mr Hutton concludes that history has no counterpart of that evangelism He refers to it most inexplicable success ever re human history How was it he inquired that between the first mission ary efforts toward the endof the first century and the conversion of Constantino 250 years later the entire Roman world in fact the whole world of those days became Christian The Appeal ot Christianity With marked clarity Mr Hut ton demonstrates that the great appeal of Christianity came from its utter simplicity from its aus terity and from the martyrdom it invited for its inherents The church he points out in Jts first 3 centuries of life was in the main a society of faith a community held together by char itable works a sense of being a secret and persecuted community It was when these things gave way to worldliness and thoughts oE power that the church declined in its growth and influence her alding what has come to be known in history as the dark ages And at this point he begins his consideration of the possible parallel as between that earlyday Christianity and the communism of Lenin and Stalin if not Karl Marx which has swept the world since the Russian capitulation in World war I back in 1917 Similarities Cited first First he considers the points of similarity Like the early Christians the communists of today ceaselessly work for each other unremitting ly sacrifice self are obedient to death even when imposed by their own are strikingly disciplined do not question their bishops commisars and live modestly Like early Christians Mr Hutton added communists re fuse to compromise with any tenets or beliefs that arc not laid down for them whether in what caH science faith or history CONHNU1D ON PAGE t Gl Camps All Okayed Except One Senate Probers Rate Army Sites By EDWIN B If AAKINSON Washington inves tigators rate all but one of the nations basic military training camps as being from excellent to minimum satisfactory The one exception among the 16 basic training centers scat tered throughout the nation was the army processing center at Fort Knox Ky Conditions there were described by a senate armed services subcommittee as deplor able The committee headed by Sen ator Lyndon Johnson DTexas made public Sunday night a re port on its investigation of basic training facilities Generally Pleased We are pleased to report that generally the services are trying to do a good job Johnson said pur main purpose in making this investigation was to letthe young men of the nation their parents and all citizens know how the services are doing this all important job of transforming civilian youths into trained sol diers The investigation was made of all recruit training in the army navy air force and marines after committee investigators earlier this year reported unsatisfactory conditions in the air force train ing center at Lackland Texas A special report on Lackland at that time charged that top air force officials were guilty of a greedy for thousands of volunteers anxious to avoid be ing drafted as army foot soldiers Morale Low The new report said investiga torsfound and dis organized handling of army re cruits at Fort Knox had resulted in a waste of manpower low a high rateof de serters classed as absent without leave Brig Gen John C MacDonald chief of staff at Fort Knox de clined todiscuss the committees charge However he said that while the training center waspre pared to handle men at the rate of day atone thine they were pouring in at the rate of 1200 The committee report noted that thearmy has shut off theflow of recruits into Fort Knox pending a complete revision of recruit train ing there It recommended that the army and air force be certain that offi cers and men doing the training DC well qualified Some shortages of doctors and nurses were noted in all of the services at training centers All Well Fed The army also was reported short of guns and other training equipment in some of its centers All the armed forces are well ed the investigators found but noted some gripes including this Men fromthe northern states sampling southernstyle cooking may complain for awhile just as southernstates men complain about northernstyle cooking rAll About North Iowa Officers Hunt Bad Check Artist Bank officials and law officers inNorth Iowa and southern Min nesota were shaking their heads Monday over one of the slickets confidence men weve ever hearc of They were looking for bad check artist Edward Sage 32 Mon mouth 111 who fleeced the Firs Security bank inCharles City of In southern Minnesota he also passed bad checks in Austin New Ulm Rochester Mankato anc Waseca The sheriffs office in Charles City reported Sage was operating there between March 27 and April 1 Deposit Scheme Sage who uses a number oi aliases often works on two or 3 banks at once In Austin Minn he got almost in one day from two banks Bank officials said Sage operates this way Posing as an automobile parts salesman he opens a savings ac count depositing in cash and a worthless check for 195Ihe next day he deposits another worthless check for a like amount The 3rd day before any of the checks are cleared Sage asks the bank to cash one for and skips town 1 Aliases Sage has used the names of Kenneth Govin Herbert Currie O J Becker and Alva Lambertson He also is wanted in Kansas and llinbis on other badcheck charges Meantime a Mason City bank reported that a Howard Dawson las been cashing worthless checks n grocery stores here Three checks turned in so far have been or each The WEATHER Mason City Clear and diminish ing winds Monday night with low 20 to 25 Tuesday fair and warmer with high 40 to 45 owa Fair west clearing eas Monday night Cold again Mon day night with freezing temper atures low 15 to 20 northwest near25 southeast Tuesday mostly fair and warmer with high 40 to 45 Winds becoming variable and light Tuesday Good drying weather Tuesday Further outlook LowTuesday night near 28Wednesday most ly cloudy with temperatures continuing well below normal followed by rain or snow Minnesota Fair and cold Monday night Partly cloudy and not so cold Tuesday Low Monday night 1418 High Tuesday 34 north to 3540 south i Globe Gazette weather statis tics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Monday April 15 Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation snow Hint of Deadly New Atomic Weapons Gore Urges Use on Korean Belt By HARRY f SNYDER Wuhinffton Gore indicated Monday hat the United States has per fected cataclysmic new atomic weapons to spread deadly radio activity He urgedPresident Tru man to order their use in Korea Gore urgedPresident Truman to use some of these immense weapons to dehumanize a bell across ftunfil for all life and thusfa barrier Mo all military ground operatioiis The Tennessean Has accessto nformation about atomic devel opments as a member of the house appropriations s ubc o m m i 11 ee which handles funds for the atomic energy commission Public Letter He made public a letter in which he told Mr Truman Something cataclysmic it seems to me is called for We lave it Please consider using it While the AEC and military au horities are known to have been working on weapons which with out an Ab6mb blast would pread radioactivity Gores state ment was the first word from an official source that they are ready for use Gore offered suggestions 1 Remove all Koreans from a belt across the Korean peninsula and then dehumanize it by sur face radiological contamination and Year Ago Maximum Minimum 32 26 38 trace 61 43 GlobeGazette weather statistics for the 24 hours ending at 8 a m Sunday Maximum Minimum At 8 a m Precipitation 2 Make available and ready for the far east command a variety of atomic bombs and other weapons to repulse a submarine attack on our naval forces or any attempt to invade Japan I have heretofore publicly and in the privacy of committee coun cils he wrote expressed op position to the use of atomic wea pons and related weapons in the Korean conflict how I believe the calami tousdanger which we and the free world faces requires some such forthright policy Not an Expert Telling Mr Truman he hesitated to make the suggestion because he is in no way a militaryexpert Gore said he had recommended millions of dollars in appropria tions for the atomic program all for the purpose of saving the free dom of our country and the lives of our people He continued Korea has become a meat grinder of American manhood Military authorities including Lieut General Matthew Ridg way have said that under present policies a conclusive military vic tory is impossible SAME nHwn M bnn UN Army Rams Ahead 9 Miles By OLEN CLEMENTS Tokyo ff Allied troops smashed into Yachon 9 miles deep in red Korea Monday and ham mered out limited gains rest of the 150mile Noiih Korean battleline Cornunist resistance ranged from light to bitter Yachon is 3 milesnortheast of Yangchu the red supply base cap tured Sunday on the eastcentral front About 50 North Koreans fled from Yachon before the attack Then they stopped and threw mor tar fire back into the town Farther east South Korean troops occupied a high ridge north of Nnje Air Battle In the air war F86 Sabre jets twice tangled with Russiantype MIG15s Monday afternoon In the first airbattle 16 F86smixed with 30 MIGs American pilots reported two MIGs damaged and one probably destroyed Later in the afternoon 18 Sabre jets clashed with more than 15 MIGs and chased them back acrossthe Yalu river The communist planeses caped damage Mondays score brought to 150 the number of communist jets des troyed or damaged in air battles since Nov 1 when MIGs first ap peared skies Since the war started June 25 allied planes have des troyed or damaged 317 communist planes of all types American losses for the same period are listed as 184 Direct Hits The Sabre jets were also out on 3 strategic mission Monday They divebombed important sup ply bridge across the Yalu river at Uiju upstream from Smuijp Two direct hits with 500 pound bombs were reported In all 5th air tactical planes flew 684 sorties American arid Turkish soldiers made the days best gains on the ground as the UN maintained the initiative across the Korean pen insula Alliedinfantry and tanks firmly entrenched in Yanggu once a red troopmassing point on the central front Mac Arthur Arrival at Honolulu a Near Riot North Iowa Winners in Safety Poster Ideas Des Moines Winners in more Iowa Safety Congress state wide poster idea contests for school children were announced Monday District first place the various grade groups an nounced Monday included District 13 Michael Wageman Stacyville Grades 4r8 Dorothy Gansen Immaculate Con ception school Charles City Grades 012 Prudence Naber Si Ansgar 4 Named to State Board of Education Moiiies new ap pointments to the Iowa state board education were made Monday by Governor William S Beardsley The appointments were among 18 the governor sent tothe senate for confirmation as the legislature drew near the close of the 1951 ssion Those appointed to the board 6year terms startingnext July 1 are Harry B Hagemann of Waverly o succeed Robert Roy Louden airfield democrat Rep Robert P Munger R Sioux City to succeed Henry C Shull Sioux Cityrepublican who s now president of the board Roy E Stevens Ottumwa demo crat to succeed the late Halstead M Carpenter of Monticello Mrs Estelle E Archie Shenan doah republican tosucceed Mrs Hiram Cole HoughtonJr of Red Oak governor appointed State Comptroller Ray E Johnson Mus catine to the state tax commission o succeed George E Gill of Sib ey both are republicans State Senator Otto Henningsen RClinton was appointed to the joard of parole to succeed W E ackson Burlington republican The governorreappointed Ewald G Trost Fort Dodge republican to the conservation commission and also named two new appoin tees to the conservation body They are Joe Stanton of Des Moines and Louis Koevenig of Postville Great Northern Train Derailed Cut Bank Mont Great Northern Empire Builder passenger train carrying 147 per sons was derailed Monday First reports said no one was killed but AP Wirephoto MACARTHUR ARRIVES IN Gen Doug las MacArthur right waves a greeting as he and his personal pilot Lt Col Anthony Story left walk down the ramp of the generals plane on in Monday after a nonstop flight from Tokyo Republicans Endorse Asiatic Policy Inquiry Washington Senate republicans unanimously in dorsed Monday a proposal f or a sweeping congressional in vestigation of him as he shook hands with Admiral Arthur W Bradford Ha waiis Gov Ingram Stainback and Army Secretary FrankPace Jr At least a dozen photographers were roughed up by the air force police They included APs Paul Strong of San Francisco and Carl Mydans of Life magazine Mydans has been a personal acquaintance of General MacArthur since be fore World war II On American Soil The was SCAP before MacArthur was stripped of his down at Hickam air field at a m a m C S T Seven nun utes later the general set loot on Hawaii for the first time since his 1944 conference here with Presi dent Roosevelt With the deposed supreme com mander were his wifehis J3 year old son Arthur and aides and staff members As MacArthurs plane turned broadside into the floodlights ot Hickam field the crowd gathered at the airport began to cheer and dap Mrs MacArthur appeared first at the doorway of the plane Be hind her the general waved his lacewreathed in smiles for a Isrief moment He is homeward bound for war heros welcome and an unpredictable battle over U S policy in Asia r ri r He followed Mrs MacArlhur policies j IColbradb senators agreedin a closed conference1 to baclra resolution to be drafted by the party policy committee which probably will propose a twohouse inquiry y At the same time the republicans expressed delight that Gen Douglas MacArthur will be permitted to address a joint meeting of congress Thurs day Unanimous Move This was settled Monday when the house agreed unanimously to a joint meeting with the senate on Thursday to hear the deposed 5star general Milhkin said the republicans also agreed to do what they can to see that MacArthur is given adequate hearings before con gressional committees MacArthur already has accepted an invitation to testify before the senate armed services committee Monday the house foreign affairs committee agreed unanimously to invite him to appear before it at any convenient time Chairman Kee DW VaO told newsmen the committee would like to review far eastern policy with MacArthur and plans to hold a public session if agreeable to the general MacArthur advised the senate armed servicescommittee Moncjay would be available to appear sefore it at any timeafter he has addressed congress Chairman Russell DGa sent the general an invitation last week to give the committee his views on what should be militaiy policy m the areast The senate and house foreign relations committees discussed ex ending invitations of their own or at least trying to join the armed services group But Ferguson felt an in quiry should be made by a con group with broader au nority than is held by any of he regular committees Hadocol Offers General a Post Chicago UR Gen Douglas MacArthur Monday was offered a yearly salary as execu tive vice president of the firm that Itinerary of Celebrations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS General Douglas MacArthurs homecoming will be heralded by big and noisy welcome tributes in jnany communitiesacross the nation The programs signalling the generals return after 14 years in the far east call for parades re ceptions whistle blowing horn tooting and ringing of church bells Most observances are timed lo coincide with MacArthurs arrival in San Francisco now expected late Tuesday Spectacular San Francisco and New Yorki City are planning what Avill prob ably be the most spectacular trib utes to the 5star general ousted from his far eastern commands last week by President Truman in a policy dispute The Golden Gate city will give1 MacArthur an official heros wel come sometime Wednesday Plans for a Tuesday reception were can celled when the general tele graphed that he would not arrive until after dark In New York City Mac Arthur is booked for a returning heros parade on Broadway Friday The general wired Mayor Vincent R Impellitten that he wouldarrive in New York late Thursday The Hupe Flan Waldorf Astoria hotel where the MacArthurs plan to stay readied a huge 5star ban ner to hang from its flagstaff Columbia Broadcasting Com pany Correspondent George Her man reported Sunday from To News Photographers Mauled by AF Police By FKANK H KING and WILLIAM J WAUGH Honolulu Douglas MacArthur arrived in olulu early Monday morning and a nearriot raged near ramp of his Constellation transport the rechristened taan Air force police manhandled news photographers trying to record the historic event The 5star general making his first trip to theUnited States in 14 years remained aloof to themelee fle raged a few feet behind down the ramp was af his Young Arthur wreath of was nurig around Mrs MacArthurs neck The family disappeared for a mo ment in greeters the crowd ot official The photographers were trying to get picture of the gen erals party They were thwarted by the air force police Strong said tne police began shoving the photographers around even before the ramp was pushed up to the plane Twoair police grabbed one guy and literally pitched him through the air Strong said He actually bounced T Strong said one public informa tion officer Maj Ernest P Schwartz did everything in his power to stop the police Had Orders One air police had a photog rapher by the back of lus coat and was pushing him back when Major Schwartz said Stop it Stop it Let the phologiaphers air police did not stop but snapped I have my orders sir The general andhis party were supposedto go down a long line to meet civilian and military offi cials But this reception broke off when everyone pressed forward around the controversial military leader Lt Col Anthony Story Mac Aithurs personal pilot was ac tually the first man off the plane He walked half way down the ramp and then walked back up to assist Mrs MacArthur down the steps She was dressed in a purple suit and was grinning bioadly as she descended The general was wearing a dark olive drab uniform with an Eisen hower battle jacket His head gear was his famous suntan gold leafed hat Arthurwas wearing a dark beanie cap and a red jacket Guest of Radford Lt Col and Mrs Sid Huff fol lowed them out of the plane Huff was one of the generals closest kyo that Mrs MacArthur said their current plan is to settlepersonal advisers in his Tokyo amid a great tribute from Japanese people he ruled and al lied forces he commanded The Japanese gave their con qUeror the greatest acclaim thej have ever shown a foreigner Between 500000 and one mil lion people jammed the for afinal gliropie of Marshal Makassar as they call him They paid tribute in their own way with reverent single and polite bows During the gen erals 12mile motor trip to neda airport Military associates gaveMac Arthur a 19gun salute from stubby 105mm HowitzersThey said he was entitled to two rounds than any i other living American general becauaejhe had served as supreme cwnmuder tor the allied powers v IN a Hurry The general could not have Had a more triumphant exit f MacArthur wasplainly moved He held himself with extra erecti ness His face wore a smile He waiin ahurry leave Mrs MacArthur teemed on the verge oftears V Thirteenyear old Arthur Mac Arthur seemed bewildered k Emperor Hirohito called onthe general atv Sunday for a farewell visit Uiatf lifted hid viiited MacArthufin the Americanem bassy 101 times alt those calls were otutiutioeai inat v vvrsv M rfi Jr among the their crowded by the hundrediaround the edge of the airfield to hii 1 j WNBaumgaertner a Protestant force from Fort T What most was thegenuine regret1 in faces of the people here Whtit I saw in their laces greatest tribute ever paid any liv ing American in our time The tears were really there Act Quickly T t 4 7 on India Grain A Acheson Soys Washington J of StateAcheson con gress to act quickly to send 00 tons of gram to India where he said a famine is developing more rapidly than this country an ticipated Acheson went a closed session of the senate foreign rela lons committee to discuss the In dian aid proposal Although Achesons appearance was to a closed committee session he state department made public us prepared statement In it he said he is sure the committee and the senate itself are aware the urgency of the need and will act as quickly as possible t Legislation has been pending for weeks to authorizea 5190000000 grant to finance f the proposed wheat giitThe administration is hoping to get action promptly in he house down in New York City Rep Joe Martin RMass said in Washington Sunday that the general would fly to the nations live vice presmeni 01 inc nrm vnai capitai from San Francisco on makes Hadacol a patent medrane Thursday to address congress that State Sen Dudley Le Blanc of afternoon Later the general win Lafayette La president of Le fljr to New York Blanc corporation said he had sent J a telegram to the St Francis hotel j several persons were injured San Francisco where MacAr The 13car train left Seattle at is due 3 p m Sunday Four coaches and a coffee shop car went off the tracks Great Northern railroad head quarters at St Paul Minn said the trains conductor reported he did not think anyone was seriously hurt The derailment occurred about 10 am C S T about one mile west ofCut Bank PEN ORDERS INCREASE Forf Madbon W A Sheaffcr Pen Co reported a 54 per cent increase in orders during the first 3 months of 1951 MacArthur was reported last week to have accepted a SI00000j yearly post with RemingtonRand Inc Swedens Spring Flood Is Worst cprnmands The general and his family were taken to Adm A W Rad fords guest house in the Pearl Harbor area to sleep and rest until time for Honolulus welcoming ceremonies Monday afternoon Official greetings at Hickam field were limited to high army and navy brass and 4 civilians When MacArthur left Hickam field the interest of groups of service men centered on the big plane the rechristened Bataan Officer Arrests Man for Forgery West Coon Adaza was awaiting arraignment in dis trict court here Monday on charge of forgery following hisar rest in a tavern late Saturday by Sheriff Fred House Complaint was made by Gerhardt Johnson local grocer Coon gave a check on a Fayette bank in payment for groceries Johnson became sus picious and reported to the sher iff It was found that6 grocery and clothing stores cashed and Sports Bulletins OPENER POSTPONED Washington forced postponement of Mondays opening major league baseball game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Senators The worst in 80 years hit western Sweden textile town of Stockholm spring floods southern and Monday The Boras and the rubber manufactur ing center of Baernamo bore the brunt of damage expected to run into the millions of dollars Thou sands of residents were driven from their homes Torrential rains which caused rapid melting of snow forced riv ers to flood i which he used as which ne usea as supreme mandcr to fly over Korean comSO checks Money and goods were tlcfields After 24 hours in Hawaii it will carry him on to San Francisco then to Washington where in the halls of congress he will tell his side of the great dispute that re sulted in his dismissal by Truman Japanese Tribute Lt Col Anthony Story Mac Arthurs pilot said the 3884mile General MacArthur left Japan Coon told Sheriff House he was on parole from Ft Leavenworth His story is being investigated PRISONERS WALK Anamosa Two Iowa state reformatory prisoners walked away from the prison farm where they were working Saturday They were identified by Warden Foss Davis as Marshall Wren 26 of trip from Tokyo uneventful and Dale Weatherall 21 of Storm Lake   

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